Your Call: A year after Ferguson, how have your views on race and police changed?

Aug 12, 2015

On the August 12th edition of Your Call we’ll look back at how the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown ignited the Black Lives Matter movement.

Since protests erupted a year ago, 24 states have adopted measures to reform police practices. Racial justice and police brutality issues are even making it into the platforms of presidential hopefuls. What substantial changes have been made? What else is needed?  

Guests:

Ron Davis,  father of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed in a Florida gas station parking lot in 2012 by Michael Dunn, a 47 year-old white man

Tara Thompson, organizer with Hands Up United

Sgt. Yulanda Williams, San Francisco Police Department, President of Officers for Justice

Web Resources

Hands Up United Books and Breakfast wish list

St. Louis Public Radio: It’s Not Enough, One year after Ferguson St. Louis On The Air looks back

Huffington Voices: The Ferguson Protests Worked

US Department of Justice: Ferguson Findings

Huffington Post: Polls Show Why Black Lives Matter Activists Should be Proud

Seattle Times: Ferguson Spurs 40 new state measures, activists want more

ThinkProgress: Bernie Sanders’ New Racial Justice Platform Wins Praise from Black Lives Matter Activists